Cities are important actors in achieving the targets of both the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The City Taskforce (CTY) co-creates solutions towards and promotes policies and strategies for low-carbon/carbon neutral, resilient and sustainable societies with stakeholders in Asian cities including those in Japan. In collaboration with other regional and international organisations and networks, CTY shares solutions and strategies with like-minded cities, and contributes to enhancing implementation capacity at the city level.
Non Peer-reviewed Article
When Staples Vanished: Supermarket Panic-Buying during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Role of the Satoyama Initiative for the Achievement of the SDGs and Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in the Face of COVID-19
Explaining the spread of online taxi services in Semarang, Bogor and Bandung, Indonesia; a discrete choice analysis
Commentary (Op. Ed)
How Can Voluntary Local Reviews Contribute to the SDG Decade of Action? An Assessment of VLRs to Date
Training or Learning Material
Shimokawa Method for Voluntary Local Reviews
Daring Cities 2020
Decarbonization is indispensable part of the realization of better recovery from COVID-19, and challenge is to create a virtuous cycle of society and economy towards decarbonization The purpose of this session is to share the merits and challenges...
Daring Cities 2020
Led by the Ministry of the Environment Japan, supported by the UNFCCC, and managed by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Redesign2020 Platform was launched on 3 September 2020 through a high level virtual event that...
The High-Level Seminar (HLS) on Sustainable Cities (former title: HLS on Environmentally Sustainable Cities) is organised annually as a platform to gather together influential East and Southeast Asia policymakers, experts and practitioners working...
On 21 October, IGES, along with ICLEI and the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) will host a session at the “Daring Cities 2020” Forum. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President of IGES, will provide a keynote speech which focuses on the Redesign2020...
On 14 May, Dr. Sudarmanto Budi Nugroho, a research manager in the City Task Force at IGES, received the 2019 International Outstanding Collaboration Award from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE). The award recognises promising non-Japanese...
16 July—IGES is pleased to announce the launch of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Reports today on the sidelines of the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum held in New York. The reports document the efforts of three local authorities in...